Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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New App Claims To Be A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Drivers

By Dave Pinwell 23rd June 2017 Tech News 26
New App Claims To Be A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Drivers

New App Claims To Be A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Drivers A new app is on its way that claims to be a step forward in the quest to spot when a driver is nodding off at the wheel and to improve upon existing apps in the market such as Drowsy Driver and Open eyes….

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New Phone May Well Be Essential

By Dave Pinwell 19th June 2017 Tech News 102
New Phone May Well Be Essential

New Phone May Well Be Essential Ordinarily, it an outfit announced that it was about to launch a new high end Android phone to take on Samsung, LG, Motorola etc, one might just yawn and ask why. The market is stuffed full of good choices already. However, understand that this newcomer is from a go-ahead…

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Apps To Help You Go With The Flow Over The Summer

By Dave Pinwell 9th June 2017 Tech News 131
Apps To Help You Go With The Flow Over The Summer

Apps To Help You Go With The Flow Over The Summer June is here, the three peak summer months have begun. Trips to the seaside, in the UK or abroad, are being planned. Beach mats, surfboards, buckets and spades are coming out of the loft and, oh yes, there are apps to download. Knowledge of…

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Cartoon Character Is No Fun On Your Phone

By Dave Pinwell 8th June 2017 Tech News 180
Cartoon Character Is No Fun On Your Phone

Cartoon Character Is No Fun On Your Phone Do not let Judy anywhere near your Android phone or tablet. That was a warning that emerged this week. It accompanied news that as many 36 million phones might have been infected with the latest malware to be discovered lurking in Android devices. Judy is a cute…

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Uber’s Trailblazing Role In Reducing Traffic Congestion

By Dave Pinwell 26th May 2017 Tech News 200
Uber’s Trailblazing Role In Reducing Traffic Congestion

Uber’s Trailblazing Role In Reducing Traffic Congestion Who would have thought that Uber would be acknowledges for trailblazing in reduction of traffic congestion and the boosting of local economies? A research team at Arizona State University published a report six months ago that concluded this was the case. It projected that, in the urban area…

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Ransomware Sends Clear Message: Take Steps To Stop Hackers

Ransomware Sends Clear Message: Take Steps To Stop Hackers

Ransomware Sends Clear Message: Take Steps To Stop Hackers Well, what a week. If anyone did not know what ransomware was, they do now. Not to mention that the infection hit some very big name organisations, including Fedex in the US, Telefonica in Spain, Hitachi in Japan and our own NHS. German train operator Deutsche…

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Facebook Acts On ‘Fake News’

By Dave Pinwell 12th May 2017 Tech News 314
Facebook Acts On ‘Fake News’

Facebook Acts On ‘Fake News’ News about the internet this week appears to have been dominated by the way news is consumed through the net itself. There is increasing concern at the levels of what has come to be called ‘fake news’ and the challenge of discriminating between the truth and the misleading. Persistent suggestions…

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Fraud Warning On Holiday Bookings

By Dave Pinwell 8th May 2017 Tech News 384
Fraud Warning On Holiday Bookings

Fraud Warning On Holiday Bookings As holiday season gets into full swing, late bookers may still be considering where to find their dose of summer R&R. Those planning to book privately-owned villas, cottages, flats or apartments should keep the risk of fraud at the front of their minds. Bigger agents now have huge online portfolios…

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Fingerprint May Not Be Password To Secure Future

By Dave Pinwell 28th April 2017 Tech News 365
Fingerprint May Not Be Password To Secure Future

Fingerprint May Not Be Password To Secure Future You would have thought that fingerprint security, as supplied with a number of current smartphone models, was a pretty good option for keeping your information locked away from prying eyes and your accounts safe from abuse. Recent research is casting a long shadow of doubt on that,…

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App You’ll Be ‘Appy With And Another You Won’t!

By Dave Pinwell 28th April 2017 Tech News 317
App You’ll Be ‘Appy With And Another You Won’t!

App You’ll Be ‘Appy With And Another You Won’t! There are Apps that turn out to be surprisingly useful and those that promise much but are unremittingly awful. Two recent releases illustrate each of these characteristics well. First the stinker, heralded loudly by Google, but giving the impression of having been dreamed up in the…

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